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Coach Information from Cardiff to Dublin

distanceDistance181 miles (292 km)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cardiff to Dublin cover the 181 miles (292 km) long trip with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Dublin, Merrion Square.

National Express

Looking for a cheap and hassle-free way to travel between Cardiff and Dublin? National Express is the UK’s leading coach company that provides premium services and comfortable travel experiences on a budget. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol. Check National Express coach timetables and tickets available for the trip on Omio to find the best deals on coaches between Cardiff and Dublin. When you ride with National Express, you can expect to travel 181 miles (292 km) from Cardiff to Dublin.

All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most coaches have seat belts and power outlets in every seat, perfect if you need to charge your phone or laptop. You can select from three ticket options for the Cardiff to Dublin coach: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. If you’re looking for more flexibility on cancelling or changing your coach ticket easily, we recommend splurging on the Fully Flexible Fare option.

These are National Express 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the coach between Cardiff and Dublin:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from Cardiff to Dublin

The distance between Cardiff and Dublin is around 270 miles, with buses completing the journey in between 12 hours and 45 minutes and 14 hours and 40 minutes. Buses depart from Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, arriving at Dublin Port. There are no direct buses from Cardiff to Dublin, with a ferry completing the journey across the Irish Sea into Dublin Port. Services are run by National Express with up to two departures per day between Cardiff and Dublin. There are no services during the night.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my coach from Cardiff to Dublin?

Travel by coach between Cardiff, United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Dublin from Cardiff restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Ireland from Cardiff?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Dublin, Ireland?

The government of Ireland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

The above information was last checked on 19/09/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your coach from Cardiff to Dublin closer to your date of departure here.

What restrictions are there on reentering United Kingdom from Dublin, Ireland?

Return travel from Ireland to United Kingdom is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cardiff from Dublin?

Entry into United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Ireland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Dublin?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Before departure, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include a COVID-19 test to be taken on day 2
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Cardiff, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 19/09/2021. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your coach to Cardiff from Dublin.

How many miles is it from Cardiff to Dublin by coach?
The coach distance from Cardiff to Dublin is around 181 miles (292 km).
Which coach station from Cardiff to Dublin do I depart from? Which Dublin coach station from Cardiff do I arrive in?

When taking the coach from Cardiff to Dublin, you can choose to depart from coach stations like Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, University and Cardiff, National Museum (Stop Rg). Your route can end in coach stations such as Dublin, Merrion Square, Dublin, Airport and Dublin, Pleasants Street.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Cardiff Central   and arrive in Dublin, Merrion Square.

Where is the coach station in Cardiff? Where is the coach station in Dublin?

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Dublin, Merrion Square, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

What coach companies go from Cardiff to Dublin?
For the journey from Cardiff to Dublin you can take a coach with National Express. Be sure to check out all possible coach companies that offer services to Dublin from Cardiff on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff
Dublin
Cardiff (Bus Station)
Amenities